In reality, Bir Zeit opened it's 1 year academic studies in 1953 and 2 year studies in 1961. What happened in 1972 was the start of the complete 4-year program. The Israeli military forced a closure of the university for 51 months, between 1988 and 1992. That's how Israel helped the academic endeavours of the Palesinians.
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from the article: On the same page, ten years on